Sears Portrait Studio's original photographers committed their first family photos to film more than 60 years ago, and the studio's digital photographers continue the tradition of taking high-quality portraits at more than 1,000 U.S. locations open today. Each professional photographer completes a rigorous training program before they begin composing and shooting digital photographs, adopting styles ranging from formal portraits to passport photos. Their all-digital system lets customers access their photographs online, where they can add graphics before ordering prints for collages, greeting cards, mugs, and broken-mug collages.
With 10 years of experience, the experts at 2FX Original Photography capture weddings and other special events such as birthday and company picnics. They also specialize in producing natural-looking portraiture, crafting crisp, classic images of families, children, and couples. And through skilled editing with software such as Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4, they can give a flawless finish to all images in post-production, smooth over imperfections, and even make clients look younger, upon request.
Hi! My name is Brooke Simpson. I am a camera artist and I hope to work with you to capture those once in a lifetime moments. I believe photography is one of the most important investments you can make to insure that those moments are recorded for yourself and future generations.
Mike Thornhill lends a keen eye to preserving portraiture against idyllic, on-location backgrounds, where the camera captures memories against any setting of the subject's choosing. Thornhill will photograph on location within 50 miles of Asheville and each session lasts 45–60 minutes. For a unique portrait, brides-to-be can pose in front of a blooming garden, while retrospectives of a beloved family sofa can take place in the comfort of home. Scheduled primarily on evenings or weekends, photo sessions are optimized for ease, so that no school, work, or weekday game show goes unmissed. The credit is good toward a variety of print and product options, including three different sizes of prints ($55–$75), two different canvas sizes ($325–$395), or a CD of digital negatives to add to an underground memory vault ($300).
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a polished, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket, a family heirloom, or the wishbone from grandma's first Thanksgiving.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond prints, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution MyImages CDs, gallery wraps, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.